The News Scroll 10 September 2020  Last Updated at 4:35 pm | Source: PTI

Huge fire breaks out at Beirut port a month after explosion

Huge fire breaks out at Beirut port a month after explosion
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Beirut, Sep 10 (AP) A huge fire broke out Thursday at the Port of Beirut, triggering panic among residents a month after the massive explosion.

It was not immediately clear what caused the fire at the facility, which was decimated by the August 4 explosion when nearly 3,000 tons of ammonium nitrates detonated.

A column of black smoke billowed from the port with orange flames leaping from the ground.

The August 4 explosion killed more than 190 people, injured around 6,500 and damaged thousands of buildings in the Lebanese capital. The sight of another huge fire a month later created panic among residents traumatized by last month''s explosion.

State-run National News Agency said the fire was at a warehouse where tires are placed. It added that firefighters are dealing with the blaze. (AP) PMS PMS


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